MESSAGE FROM THE
By Tony At water
Scaling a Mountain
In the first week of July, lUP celebrated the launching of the
final phase of the university's Student Residential Revival with
a groundbreaking ceremony for the Crimson Suites.
While this event marked
the start of yet one more
capital project at I UP, it was
much more than that. It
represented the culmination
of the largest student housing
replacement project in the
nation. The event also was
symbolic of the university's
resolve to secure a promising
future for the institution and
At its conclusion, this multi-
phased. $270-million project
will have been completed in
approximately five years. It
will have transformed both
the physical landscape and the
emotional landscape of the
Indiana campus. The final
chapter in this glorious capital
project would not be moving
forw/ard were it not for the
courageous and persistent efforts
of many individuals.
It IS fair to say that achieving
the financing for this final phase
of the project was a very steep
mountain to climb, given the
unforeseen onslaught of a national
economic recession. There were
numerous additional challenges
and obstacles that could have
prevented the launch of the fourth
phase of the Student Residential
Revival. Indeed, there were many
twists and turns as lUR the
Foundation for lUP, and their
partners in the project scaled this
mountain. It is not an exaggeration
to say that together we seized
victory from the jaws of defeat.
We were able to retrieve success
from the hot coals of adversity.
The fortitude and courage of
the Foundation for lUP and the
university administrative team,
together with their corporate
partners, made what was
seemingly impossible possible.
I am grateful and pleased that we
were able to advance this project
in such a way that all four phases
will have been completed by
August 2010. It has taken
extraordinary teamwork and
fortitude to make this happen.
Consequently, we have gone
above and beyond expectations.
I am very pleased that our
local financial institutions stepped
forward and took the lead on
financing the final phase of this
project. This truly reflects their
continuing support for lUP and for
the growth and prosperity of our
By completing this monumental
project, we are ensuring that lUP
remains one of the finest public
doctoral universities in America for
generations to come. "'^
Fall 2009 Vol. XXVil, No. 4
CHANCELLOR OF THE PENNSYLVANIA
STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION:
CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE SYSTEM
BOARD OF GOVERNORS:
PRESIDENT OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY
ACTING VICE PRESIDENT FOR
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR
COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY
EDITOR: Karen Gresh
RECORDS EDITOR: Susan Kirchner
WEB EDITOR: Bruce Dries
NAMEDROPPERS EDITOR: Mike Hoffman
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: Bob Fulton
STAFF WRITER: Elaine Jacobs Smith
DESIGN: Michael Maskarlnec
ADVERTISING DESIGN: Ronald Mabon
ILLUSTRATION: David Raymond
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Keith Boyer
(University Photographer), Barry Reeger
the new mining
town ol Clymer.
Oflice, John Sutton Hall. Room 316, 101 1 South
Drive, Indiana, PA 15705-1046 (telephone
724-357-3062; lax 724-357-5512:
'Where Pap Worked'
Mine maps collected, digitized, and made
searchable by an lUP institute may be
archival, but they are also critical — to saving
lives in the future.
Studying full-time, raising three children
and dealing daily with the effects of
rheumatoid arthritis — Laura Kline takes
it all in stride.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
With a wedge borrowed from the trunk
of Western Washington's coach,
Gavin Smith became the first PSAC golfer
to win an NCAA championship.
14 Mentors and Achievements
19 All About Alumni
On lUP Magazine's Website
In Search of the Maya In a Land of Contrasts: Guatemala—
Two lUP professors share a narrative of their travels
in pictures and words.
The Art of Green Design— lUP community members transform
recycled plastic into sculpture and craft harvested campus trees
into furniture and other objects
Pennsylvania Coal Culture— Video, audio, and photographic
accompaniments to the story in this issue and the University
property ot Indiana University of
may be (epnnted at Ihe discretion ot (tie urn
rii.-^ «»»ia»*^' —
COVER: Photograph by Keith Bayer
Tefinsylvania Coal Culture, Featuring the Rocfl — ^ . .
liner s helmet with its carbide cap lamp rests on a ledger from the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and lion Company,;
t» iselln founded and financed, starting in 1881 , In the foreground is the Sunshine" or oil-wick camp lamp used I
irs in the 1880s ttirough 1920s, Such lamps burned a petroleum product and used a cotton wick to make an
«e. In the background are a hand-held carbide lamp used by miners in the early 1900s and a two-compartment
•■-- ' ' "- miners is courtesy ol lUP Special Collections
I recently visited campus and met with
my old friend and mentor, Dr. Jack Frank
1'58], former Veterans Affairs Director at
I UP. It was good seeing Jack again because
he was such an important influence to me
and the many veterans he has helped over
i enrolled at Indiana State College in
1 965 and had changed majors several times
before 1 was drafted in 1967. With Jack's
help, 1 was able to enroll full time after the
service and used my "G.I. Bill" to complete
my bachelor's degree in Education and
master's degree in Student Personnel
Services. I also worked for Jack and helped
other veterans through the Veterans Affairs
Office and the lUP Vets Club. Working with
veterans e.xposed me to the Punxsutawney
Campus and Norman Storm, the director,
who hired me as his assistant in 1977.
Jack drove me around campus and
showed me all the wonderful changes that
are happening at lUP. I thought about the
many memories that were associated with
lUP during my ten years as a student and
employee. We ended up at the VFW and sat
and talked about the "good old days" and
told many sea stories as old sailors often do.
His counseling and ability to solve the many
problems associated with college and older
students and their families will always be
appreciated by the many hundreds of
veterans he has helped.
I have tried to emulate lack's style and
mannerisms to help the students and
families at Maine Maritime Academy
and was glad to tell him that in person
over a cold beer.
Richard Youcis '75, M'77
Director, Career Services/Cadet Shipping
Maine Maritime Academy
We Were There
( The two messages that follow were sent to
University Archivist Harrison Wicl:. )
I am responding to the picture on Page
20 of the Summer issue of lUP Magazine
from the 1968 yearbook. I am in the back
row, looking in the direction of the camera,
wearing a jacket with white sleeves, with the
word Captain on it. I came down from
Punxsutawney for the game. I was a
business major and graduated with a degree
in accounting. I spent thirty-five years as a
CPA and CFP and retired in 2006 from
Beard Miller Company in Harrisburg.
I am now living in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The second guy to my left is Bruce
Longenecker ['71 ]. We went to the same
high school. He is an accountant working
for a real estate firm in Pittsburgh. The guy
sitting in front of me with the same jacket
as mine is Phil Arnold |'75]. Phil also went
to the same high school in Lebanon, Pa.
He left after his freshman year at lUP to
join the Army. After serving in Vietnam, he
came back to lUP and got his degree. He is
self-employed and living in Lebanon, Pa.
Thanks for the picture. It brought back a
lot of good memories. Bruce, Phil, and I
called each other after we saw the picture.
lohn Laiidenuin '71
1 don't remember all the circumstances
about the photo or who took it, but I
recognized myself on the top row second
from the left. I was a high school senior at
the time and visiting \\JP with my triend.
My brother was attending ILIP at the time
but is not in the picture. I decided to go to
I UP, and my friend went to Penn State. I
graduated in 1973 with a B.A. in Psychology.
John Peles '73
Ellicott City, Md.
Dr. Bell's Prophecy
The other morning while reading the
newspaper I had a flashback to 1961. 1 could
see my favorite instructor in my favorite
class making a bold prediction. Dr. Willis
Bell stood in front of the class and in a very
animated manner boldly declared that
someday science would be able to take a cell
from the big toe of a person and recreate a
duplicate of that person.
Well, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24,
2009, article reported that Chinese scientists
have managed to develop a process which
enables them to take mouse skin cells and to
replicate the donor mouse. The bold predic-
tion of Dr. Bell had been proven.
Dr. Bell was a character by any definition.
The course title was Botany 2, the study of
lower plants. His introductory lectures,
however, broadly dealt with all of the bio-
logical sciences, which is how he came to
include the prediction in a botany class. At
that time, DNA was a brand-new topic.
How could anyone envision that the predic-
tion could possibly be true?
It is amazing how often a single person's
influence stays with us.
John Fruchstorfer '63
Same Time Next Year
(The following message was sent to Web Editor
Bruce Dries in regard to Alumni E.xtra at
Thank you so much for posting the photo
of my mother-in-law [Ruth Van Orner
Shaul '49| and her Delt friends. My husband
and I were thrilled to have Ruthie fly to
Mechanicsburg, Pa., from Georgia to meet up
with her friends. These gals had been having
\'early reunions for the past twenty years.
My father-in-law, Andy Shaul '49
(quarterback of the Indiana Normal School
# READY TO GO: This image of a pair of aviatrices was
found in a 1941-42 student fiandbook. According to
researcher Theresa McOevitt, flight training apparently took
place on campus, and there was a club related to It. Readers
with information about the photo and/or the training are invit-
ed to contact McDevitt, who Is building a collection of Inter-
views, or University Archivist Harrison Wick. Room 302.
Stapleton Library: 724-357-3039 or email@example.com.
McDevltt's e-mail address is mcdevitt&up.edu.
football team in the late '40.s after serving in
WWII ), had always been Ruth s means of
transportation for these gatherings. It had
been four years since she had seen her
friends, as Andy had been in poor health and
passed away last |une. Ruthic has never been a
fan of flying but proclaimed she will be back
next year, as she truly treasures these lovely
ladies. She e-mailed me this morning and was
thrilled to have the picture posted on-line.
Thanks again for making a very .spry and
amazing octogenarian feel very special.
IThe photo also appears in the All about
Alumni section of this issue.j
Cyndy Shock Shaul '76, M'79
flUP Magazine Web Editor Bruce Dries
received the following message regarding a
story in the Summer issue, a related Web
Exclusive, and an on-line video about the
Miracle Field in cyanberry Township.)
Wow... this is fantastic!! You captured
the true intent of this field. Great job! I'm
proud to be an lUP alum.
We will put these links up on our Miracle
I cague website as well.
Thanks for all your hard work and help
informing the public about the Miracle
League of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Memories of Marilyn
I lost m\' wife of sixty-two years on May 27.
She was a graduate of ISTC, Class of 1946, in
the music department. She was active in
music up to her death. After graduating from
IST(', she taught music in Mars, Pa., public
schools and Ridley Township school system
in eastern Pennsyhania. Marilyn was also a
choir director, at Ridley Park Methodist
Church and Grace Bible Fellowship Church
in Wallingford, Pa. After retiring to Florida,
she was the director of the Continental
Singers at Continental Country Club for
I thought it interesting that she was born
May 27, 1924, graduated high school May 27,
1942, graduated ISTC May 27, 1946, and died
May 27, 2009.
I found several things in her personal keep-
sakes you may be interested in and will
enclose them. The snapshots are Marilyn
Proffitt and her roommate for all four years at
ISTC: Thelma Smucker. Thelma is still active
in music and lives in I.igonier, Pa. Her mar-
ried name is Thelma Iscrupe.
• Marilyn Proffitt Whiteside, left, with Thelma
Smucker Iscrupe in 1943 on a wall between
Sutton and H/lcElhaney halls
Mike Sherry '90
Cranberry Township, Pa.
jfects, quick tiakes, facts, figures, short subjects, quick takes, facts, figures, short subject;
Preserve, Conserve, Use
!y Karen Gresh
Two years ago, thanks to a $200,000
Getty Foundation grant, lUP became one of
four regional universities Included in Pittsburgh
History and Landmarks Foundation's second
Western Pennsylvania Campus Heritage
Study In company with California, Seton Hill,
and Washington & Jefferson, lUP welcomed
PHLF study teams to campus.
The outcome of the study was a plan,
unveiled early this past summer, which
addressed the preservation, conservation, and
continued use of the historic landscape and
buildings of lUP Attention was concentrated on
the oldest buildings in the oldest part of the
campus: Sutton, Clark, Waller, Fisher, Wilson.
McElhaney, Leonard, Keith, Breezedale,
Whitmyre, and Uhler.
Readers can find the entire hundred-page
report, lavishly Illustrated, at the lUP Libraries
Special Collections and Archives site:
www.iup.edu/archives. (Select digital projects
and exhibits: scroll down to Preservation Plan
of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009.
Warning: It's easy to be waylaid by a variety of
interesting links listed here.)
In general, the report gave the university
high marks: "The historic buildings of Indiana
University of Pennsylvania have been
sensitively maintained with past alterations
and additions, which have generally respected
the historic character of each building. The
university's oldest structures, Breezedale and
John Sutton Hall, have been preserved
with almost all of their original historic
A construction chronology provides an
Idea of just how historic the campus's
Constructlori Cfironology of tUe Historic Buildings
1868 Breezedale (purchiased by ISTC, 1947)
1875 Jotin Sutton Hall*
1894 Wilson Hall
1906 Clark Hall (original 1894 building burned In 1905)
about 1920 Ufiler Hall (purchased by ISTC, 1963)
1927 Gymnasium (now Waller Hall)
1931 McEltianey Hall
1939 Fistier Auditorium
1939 Keitfi Sctiool (now Keitti Hall)
1951 Whitmyre Hall
1953 Leonard Hall (original 1903 building burned in 1952)
*/n 1903, Thomas Sutton l-lall
and an extension to John Sutton
Hall were constructed. They were
demolished in 1975.
• Wilson Hall was constructed as ttie
campus's Model School in 1894, and ttie
building behind it, the first Leonard Hall,
was built in 1903 and destroyed
by fire in 1952.
#The Art of Green Design
Bv El a:nl Jacobs Smith
Just outside the Robertshaw building on
lUP's South Campus sits a twenty-by-forty-
foot woodshed erected by students In May
as part of a three-week Architectural
[ Woodworking class.
Its purpose — simply to protect and dry
wood for students of the Center for Turning
and Furniture Design — is evident by what's
happening in and around the shed: Outside,
a portable handsaw mill is surrounded by
sections of logs, soon to be sliced into
usable lumber. Gaps between slats of the
shed's wood siding allow fresh air to
circulate, and inside, hundreds of boards are
stickered with pieces of scrap wood to create
ideal drying conditions
A closer look at some of the lumber.
however, reveals a "G" or "F" on the crosscut,
which hints that there's more to the story of
the shed and its contents,
"F" stands for Fisher Auditorium. These
boards were cut from a majestic pin oak that
once stood between Waller Hall and Fisher
but, because of disease, was removed
before the start of construction of the lUP
Performing Arts Center. The boards marked
with a "G" were from a white oak near
Gordon Hall, cleared in 2007 to make way
for the Northern Suites.
Also within the shed's inventory are
remnants of a grove of larch trees, removed
along with the old Annex building on Grant
Street, and the campus's only Australian
pine, which once stood near Breezedale
So far, more than two hundred logs
from campus trees have been donated to
the Center for Turning and Furniture Design
as part of the Harvest to Use initiative,
a joint venture of the center, the Allegheny
Arboretum, and the university at large.
Through this initiative, logs that would
have been headed for the landfill or chipper
have instead found new life as a source of
high-quality wood, laden with historical and
emotional ties to the campus, for future
Read more about the Harvest to Use
initiative and about the work of Art students
using post-consumer plastics in the Web
Exclusive a( www.iup.edu/magazine. "^
Workers at Luce
.J picking boney, i..
oiling coal from ''boney
For three days in July 2002, the attention' 9f'th-
nation was focused on Somerset County, Pa./j
where rescue teams worked frantically to save nine
coal miners trapped in a partially flooded chamber
240 feet underground.
"NINE FOR NINF was the triumphant news
when the final miner was pulleql to the su
through a rescue shaft from the Quecreekp^
QUECREEK became the
^ best-known instance of a
danger that miners have
faced for decades — the risk
of inadvertently tunnehng
into an abandoned mine,
filled with water or lethal gas, because the
miners did not know it was there or because
it was closer than was shown on an old
mine map they were following.
Now, lUF is playing a leading role in
preventing future Quecreek-like disasters.
The university's Institute for Mine
Mapping, Archival Procedures, and Safety
( IMAi'S) is collecting old mine maps,
digitizing them with a special high-
resolution camera, and entering them in an
on-line, searchable database that will be
accessible to the public.
"After Quecreek, a lot of people started
to say we got out of this lucky," said John
Benhart, the first IMAPS director and
chairperson of lUP's Department of
(icography and Regional Planning.
The federal government made S4 million
available to improve mining safety by
collecting old mine maps, with $1 million
going to the Bureau of Deep Mine Safety
in the Pennsylvania Department of
Hnvironmental Protection to administer
the program in the commonwealth.
lUP was a logical partner to work with
DEP on the map project. After CONSOL
Energy Inc. purchased Indiana-based
Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company
in 1998, the new owner donated to the
university R&P artifacts, including miners'
helmets, drilling logs, photographs, and
very old, very big mine maps.
"The thing we became interested in was
the maps," Benhart said. When he saw them,
he knew they should not just be stored away
in a library.
The R&P collection includes about three
hundred mine maps, some 5 feet by 14 feet,
containing detailed information.
"People weren't dealing with maps this
size previously," said Phillip Zorich, IMAPS
codirector and lUP's interim dean of libraries.
It was obvious that special equipment
would be needed to put the maps in a
manageable and accessible format. So, the
state purchased and placed in lUP's
Stapleton Library a German-made Cruse
large-format, digital scanner.
It takes nine minutes for the 60-by-9()-
inch scanner table to slowly slide under the
camera while it captures in high resolution
all the details on the map. Each scan is
1.2 gigabytes of information.
The larger maps have to be scanned in
multiple sections, then electronically
"stitched" together in the database.
Some of the maps are color coded, with
different colors representing succeeding
years of mining at a particular mine.
One map documents a mine's active life
from 1890 to 1912.
By August, IMAPS had scanned the
R&P maps and roughly 1,200 other big
But the project is far from finished.
"There are probably hundreds of
thousands of maps out there," said Joe
Sbaffoni, who directed the Quecreek rescue
and is now director of the Bureau of Deep
Mine Safety for DEP.
"It's going to be a continuing project. . . .
And lUP has played a big role in it," he said.
The maps, in an accessible database, will
serve two important functions.
"First of all, it enables a company coming
in to open up a new mine to do the
permitting process, to lay out their mine so
that it's not going to cut into an old mine,"
Sbaffoni said. "Number two, if by chance
something would happen, if you have maps,
that's very important if you have to drill a
rescue hole or identify water elevations."
In eastern Pennsylvania, anthracite coal
mines date back 150 years. David Williams,
the mine inspector supervisor in the
anthracite division of DEP's Bureau of Deep
Mine Safety, said old maps, when paired
with annual reports filed by coal companies,
can be a .safetv tool in a second wav.
Archival pholos lUP Special Collections
Remnants of Coal Culture
A coal miner was in a tough spot if on pay day he received a "snake"—
just a lazy S on his pay voucher indicating that his deductions equaled his
earnings. Tennessee Ernie Ford described it best in "Sixteen Tons" when
he sang, "Saint Peter, don't you call me 'cause I can't go. I owe my soul to
the company store."
Snakes, pay ledgers dating to 1881, even the wood and brass pay gate
where Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Company miners picked up their
money, are among the coal mining memorabilia on display in an exhibit in
the University Museum in John Sutton Hall. The exhibit opened in
September and continues into December.
"A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture, Featuring the
Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal
Company Collection" documents coal-
mining life in Western Pennsylvania
with artifacts, old photographs,
company records, and a sample of the
large mine maps now being scanned
and made accessible by IMAPS.
Harrison Wick, Special Collections
librarian and university archivist, said
the exhibit features about one hundred
panels of images and text and roughly
150 items, including miners' hats.
lamps, lunch buckets and tools,
ledgers from local coal companies,
and photos dating to the late
nineteenth century from coal towns
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like Ernest, Sagamore, and Whiskey Run. The display has pamphlets
produced by R&P for its employees, written in several languages, reflecting
the cultural diversity of the company's miners. It also includes the office
furniture of Charles Potter, long-time R&P president. And it recounts
mining disasters, unionization, and miner strikes.
But the exhibit is about more than just the job of mining coal.
"It's to tell the story about the miners' lives and their communities, what
a day in their life was like as a miner and as a family," said Rhonda Yeager,
The exhibit is also an opportunity, Wick said, to promote the extensive
R&P Coal Company Collection donated to lUP and to call attention to the
need for funding to complete the
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processing of the collection to
make more of it available for
Items in the exhibit, on display
through December 5, are on loan
from the lUP Special Collections
and University Archives, the Tri-Area
Historical Society and Liberty
tvluseum in Nanty Glo, the Historical
and Genealogical Society of Indiana
County, and private collectors.
The University IVIuseum is free.
Call 724-357-2397 for hours or
Archival photos lUP Special Collections
"We can look at the dates on the maps
and cross-check them against the
production reports and determine, 'Are we
looking at the most recent map or not?'"
Lon Ferguson, another IMAPS codirector
and chairperson of the university's Safety
Sciences Department, compares an on-line
database of old mine maps to the Pennsylvania
One Call System that alerts excavators to the
presence of underground utilities before
Ferguson said emergency response and
rescue protocols may be changed by IMAPS'
efforts because the quickly accessible
database will help emergency responders
plan rescue routes.
The mapping project has not been
without challenges. Some coal mining
• Above: Mike Kuzemchaks pay envelopes
from ttie Ebensburg Coal Company for May 1936
Below: A motorman pulls a string of loaded coal
cars past the Ernest coke ovens
companies formerly used their own
mapping coordinate system.
"That was a big problem," Benhart said.
The maps are being scanned into the
IMAPS database using standard, recognized
coordinates, not the varying systems used
by some coal companies years ago.
Students from lUP's Geography and
Regional Planning Department are assessing
the accuracy of some of the information on
the old maps as they pinpoint remaining
surface features, such as mine openings and
the corners of old buildings, with GPS
equipment. Students are also assisting with
The students, Benhart said, are gaining
practical experience working with
important data that needs to be saved and
"Why is a university relevant in a region?
This is a pretty good example " he said.
Under the agreement v^-ith the state, lUP
may use the Cruse camera for digitizing
things other than old mine maps.
Benhart said the goal is to roll out the mine
map database in the next two to three \'ears,
and the maps of old Indiana County mines
will probably be the first available for viewing.
"This issue resonates with a lot of
people," Renhart said, predicting that the
Continued on page 28
Digitized maps will be used not only by
mining engineers planning new mines,
but also by mine subsidence insurance
companies, people planning to build new
homes or drill wells, and those wanting
information on property boundaries.
www.iup.edu/magazine • 9
In early May, not long after taking
the last of her final exams, lUP
student LAURA KLINE headed to
Pittsburgh. The journey from her
KIttanning home was not for a
job or a summer internship, /
but rather for something
Kline, thirty-one, has grown /
Kline's right knee, ravaged by the
effects of rheumatoid arthritis
that has plagued her since her teenage years, was
replaced at Allegheny General Hospital. Three
days later, she was home walking with a cane.
And three weeks after that, she was back on the
Indiana campus, taking the first of two summer
classes before she underwent yet another surgery
to remove a cataract in late July.
point of no return, Kline turns to surgery.
Before her most recent surgeries, Kline had
already had her right hip replaced and both
wrists fused. Her left hip will probably be
next. "1 feel like I go to the doctors all the
time," she said.
At the end of iuly, Kline had a cataract
removed from her right eye. She had been
virtually blind in that eye since 2007 but had
to go to a specialist at )ohns Hopkins
University for the surgery because of the way
her arthritis inflames everything, including
her eyes. Doctors hope they will be able to
implant a new lens in Kline's eye in a few
months. But Kline is thrilled she's able to see,
even though her vision is blurry. Before, she
could only make out light and dark.
In the midst of all of this, Kline takes care
of her kids: Anthony, thirteen; Brian, ten;
and Lacie, seven. She attends classes, and
she even volunteers.
Kline intended to start college after she
Such is life for Kline, a full-time student
and mother of three, who not only must
balance family and class schedules but a
debilitating disea.se that leaves her in
constant pain. But Kline approaches both
school and life with the same positive
attitude. "There are always opportunities,"
she said. "And .sometimes they're hidden.
You just have to look."
Kline was diagnosed with rheumatoid
arthritis at age fifteen. She had injured an
ankle during a fall, but doctors became
concerned when her pain wouldn't go away
even after physical therapy. Other joints
began to ache, too.
For years, Kline said, she was in denial
about her condition. Rheumatoid arthritis
is an autoimmune disease that causes pain,
swelling, stiffness, and loss of function
and deformity of the joints. Unlike
osteoarthritis, RA often afflicts younger
people and can impact other body parts,
such as the eyes, mouth, and lungs.
After accepting the need to take control
of the disease, Kline has been able to
manage it with medication. Much of her
treatment has been through trial and error.
Some drugs offer her no relief, while others
do, but their potency fades over time. "1 try
not to think about it, but the pain is always
there," Kline said.
And when the pain proves to be too
much and her joints have worn down to the
www.lup.edu/magazine • 11
graduated from Ford City High School in
1996. But the birth of her oldest son when
she was a high school senior put those plans
on hold. "I spent ten years just being a mom
at home with the kids, and I still love being
a mom, but I just needed something more,"
She enrolled first at lUP's Northpointe
campus in Spring 2007. She decided on
Accounting as a major, because she wants to
work in an office setting and enjoys working
with numbers. After one semester, Kline
headed to lUP's main campus.
When her kids have a day off school and
she has class, she'll often bring them to sit in
on her courses. "I think it plants a seed for
their ftiture to go to lUP or another
college," she said.
lUP faculty member lennifer Wiggins
lones '98, who taught Kline in a business
communications class, said Kline's positive
attitude is infectious. She marvels at Kline's
ability to balance all her responsibilities
while battling her disease.
A Dean's List student and Provost
Scholar, Kline has even spent time
volunteering with the American Red Cross
and preparing tax returns for the elderly.
"You could be having a bad day, but Laura
will come through the door, smiling despite
being in pain, and it makes you forget what
you were upset about," Jones said.
But Kline doubted herself when she first
started school. "I didn't have a lot of
confidence," she said. "I crawled into the
classroom. It was tough." Her speech was
slow, her movements were slow, and she felt
as though she wasn't keeping up. But with
time and effort, she gained comfort and
confidence. She carries her pile of books in
her hands everywhere she goes to boost
"Laura can type so fast even though
she's had both of her wrists fused," Jones
said. "She probably types faster than
Kline said she's glad she chose lUP. "They
take the time to get to know the students,"
she said, "and there are so many professors
that will help you outside the classroom."
When she graduates next spring, Kline
looks forward to reaping the rewards of her
hard work. "The payoff is going to be so
much better when I'm done," she said. ~'^
In Search of the Maya in a Land of
By Lydia Rodriguez a\d Francisco AlarcOn
The journey in search of the Maya took
us in May 2009 from Indiana, Pa, to
Mexico City, to Guatemala City, to Antigua
Guatemala, and then to the highlands and
lowlands of Guatemala. In Mexico City we
visited the famous National Museum of
Anthropology. Since the museum contains
several exhibits of Mesoamerican cultures,
we went straight to the Mayan exhibition
areas. In the Mayan rooms, an amazing
amount of artifacts were on display:
sculpture, pottery, textiles, and even sections
of enormous reconstructions of temples and
stelae. The sophistication of the ancient
Mayan culture up close bedazzled us, taking
us back in time as our heads exploded with
old and new knowledge. Our excitement
incited us to travel to the heartland of the
Mayan world, Guatemala.
Guatemala is a country built on contrasts:
ancient to modern: unbelievably wealthy to
vastly poor: downpours of rain to warm
sunshine: an Indian majority and a Spanish
ruling minority: a large German population to
astonishing numbers of European tourists;
and diverse languages, with Spanish as the
official language. However, in this complex
and contrasting country is a land where the
lives of men, nature, and time have
coincided and where they have dwelled
together. Over three thousand years ago. the
Mayas were endowed with extraordinary
skills and formed one of the most well known
and most respected civilizations in history.
Our mission in Guatemala was to uncover
and experience up front and close La Ruta
Maya, the Mayan route.
Armchair and active travelers alike
will enjoy the full account of the journey
afwww.iup.edu/magazine. Lydia Rodriguez
is a faculty member in the lUP Spanish
Department, and Francisco Alarcon
is chairperson of the Mathematics
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Two months before her death on
July 9, eighty-eight-year-old
professor emerita Jane Washburn
was able to enjoy the Department
of Counseling's celebration
banquet In Sutton Hall's Blue
Room. Also recognized at the
event were other faculty emeriti
James Wilson, one of the
department's 1965 founders, and
John Worzbyt. Dotsy Spinelli
Gigliotti '70 represented her late
father. George Spinelli, the
department's first chairperson.
chairperson Randy Jesick
was the subject of an August 9
feature story in the Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review. It turns out Jesick
was practically born in a newspaper:
"The building that included our
home also housed for a number of
years a newspaper called the Belle
Vernon Enterprise" he told writer
Ron Paglia. "Isabelle Hurley was
the editor, and she later became
one of the major figures in the
newspaper profession in the Mon
Valley." Jesick has been at lUP tor
forty years, and, at the time of the
article, ranked third in seniority on
the university's faculty. He is also a
member of the lUP Magazine
In late September, a memorial
concert took place in Fisher
Auditorium to honor the life of
Music Department faculty member
Daniel DiCicco, who died
February 3. Performance groups
included the Alumni Jazz Band,
Alumni Wind Ensemble, lUPWind
Ensemble, and Faculty Chamber
Ensembles. There were also
premiere performances of works
composed by lUP alumni. A Beaver
Falls native, DiCicco graduated
from ISTC in 1954 and joined the
faculty two years later. He was
professor of clarinet and director of
Bands, conducting the lUP Marching
Band and the Concert Band. In
1 961 , he founded the lUP Wind
Ensemble and in 1973 took over
direction of the Mellowmen from
Charlie Davis. He received an lUP
Distinguished Faculty Award for
Service in 1986 and a Distinguished
Alumni Award in 2003. The DiCicco
Rehearsal Hall in Cogswell Hall is
named in his honor.
On November 4, Lois Blair
will celebrate her hundredth
birthday Blair came to ISTC in
1946 to teach English in the
junior-high grades of Keith School.
(The editor of this magazine was
one of her students.) In 1 961 ,
she was appointed director of
laboratory experiences for what
was by then Indiana State College,
and she retired ten years later
from what had become Indiana
University of Pennsylvania. She
continued to live in Indiana and
to play active roles in many
organizations. Today, she lives at
St. Andrew's Village on Indian
Springs Road. ^
• LAWRENCE LEAVING. SCRANTON SCRAPPED: Little was left of the Governors
Quad by midsummer. The three residence halls were demolished to make way for
the Crimson Suites, which constitute Phase IV of the Residential Revival. This view
is northwest from the Eberly College building Davis Hall is at center, and the Suites
New Appointments, lUP Council of Trustees
• Jonathan Mack, an Indiana attorney long active in
• Raymond Edwards, a junior International Business and
Economics double major from Wernersville and a
member of tfie Robert E. Cook Honors College
lUP Center for Teaching Excellence Recognition
• Fredalene Barletta Bowers 70, M'73. Human
Development and Environmental Studies, recognized for
academic advising and mentoring
• Lori Lombard. Speecfi-Language Pathology, recognized
for content pedagogy
• Kelli Reefer Paquette '93, Professional Studies in
Education, recognized for content pedagogy
2009 Outstanding Business Professional
• Presented by the Eberly College of Business and
Information Technology to Chuck Leyh '80, board
chairman and president of Enterprise Bank, Allison Park
2009 Outstanding Entrepreneur
• Presented by the Eberly College of Business and
Information Technology to David Bluemling '85, CEO of
IVIalin Bergquist, a public accounting firm with offices
in three Pennsylvania cities
Benjamin A. Gilman Scfiolarsfiip
• Daniel Spratt, a junior Asian Studies major from Butler,
selected for the scholarship from the U,S, Department of
State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the
Institute of International Education for study in China this year
• Sarah Flewelling. a junior from Pittsfield. Me,, and a
member of the Robert E, Cook Honors College, chosen for
the fellowship offered by the Woodrow Wilson National
• For the ninth consecutive year, lUP selected for inclusion in
Princeton Review's flagship college guide — The Best 371
Colleges. 2010 edition. lUP was also named among the "Best
# For the sixteenth
consecutive year. lUP
selected by U.S. News &
World Report as one of the
top 216 national doctoral
universities in the rankings for
Best Colleges 2010
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The remake of Mr. Smith Goes to
Washington did not star Indiana
native Jimmy Stewart as an idealistic
congressman, featured no crooked
politicians, and was absent a riveting
But the updated version did parallel
the 1939 film classic in one respect: a
Gavin Smith, an lUP junior from Stirling,
Scotland, overcame odds longer than a
Sahara drought to win the NCAA Division
II golf tournament in May.
When this Mr. Smith went to
Washington — the tournament took place in
Blaine, Wash. — the stars were seemingly
aligned against him. Smith's recent perfor-
mances could be charitably characterized as
spotty, his confidence had ebbed, and
he'd ine.xplicably left his wedge back in
But in a stirring finish right out of a
Hollywood script. Smith drained a birdie
about finishing in the top ten and getting
All-American. Then a couple of the leaders
started making mistakes and I thought top
five was possible. It wasn't until they were
on the back nine that I started to think, hey,
I have a shot here."
Smith hadn't figured to find himself
in such a favorable position when the
tournament commenced at Loomis Trail
Golf Club. His play during the spring
segment of lUP's schedule was marked by
more ups and downs than a roller coaster
ride, with nary a victory.
"My expectations weren't really high
for the week," said Smith, a two-time
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Player of the Year. "To be honest, winning it
never really crossed my mind because of the
season I'd had. I played well in the fall, but
in the spring 1 had a couple of injuries.
I hadn't really played good golf pretty
much all semester."
His already dim prospects faded further
"I had no idea my score would be
good enough to win it " he said. "I
was just excited about finishing in the
top ten and getting Ail-American."
putt on the first playoff hole to win the
national title. Everyone was caught by
surprise. Smith included.
"After the putt went in, I couldn't believe
it," he said. "I was like, what just happened?
I went from having pretty much a rubbish
season to winning a national championship.
It was surreal."
Indeed, Smith ranked among the more
unlikely candidates to hoist the title trophy.
Unranked and unheralded, he opened the
four-day event with a 76, rebounded with
rounds of 69 and 70, and then closed with a
74 for a five-over-par 289 that left him out
of contention. Or so it seemed. As Smith
relaxed in the clubhou.se, the leaders — still
out on the course — began to selt-destruct,
whacking wayward drives, plopping shots
into ponds, missing "Gimme" putts.
"1 had no idea my score would be good
enough to win it," he said. "1 was just excited
when he misplaced his wedge. Smith and
lUP coach Fred Joseph went shopping for a
suitable replacement, without success. Then,
in a plot twist suggestive of an M. Night
Shyamalan flick. Smith found the club he
needed — in the trunk of a car.
"The host school was Western Washington
University, and their coach, Steve Card, told
Gavin he'd lend him his wedge," said loseph,
whose Crimson Hawks placed twelfth in the
team standings. "So he went to his trunk,
took out his wedge, and let Gavin have it for
the week. He used it a total, I believe, of six
times, and he made five birdies when using
it. Five times it was the perfect club — a club
borrowed from someone's trunk."
Those birdies helped keep Smith within
striking distance. And when leaders Gene
Webster of Cal State San Bernardino and
Patrick Bauer of Sonoma State faltered
down the stretch — they each squandered
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an opportunity to win the tournament on
the final hole and wound up tied for third
at 290 — Smith had new life.
After sitting idle for the better part of
four hours, he rushed off to the driving
range to prepare for a playoff with Kelbi Lee
of Ferris State, who also benefited from the
leaders' late collapse. Not that it was much
of a warm-up — Smith hit only four balls
before an official arrived to escort him to
the first tee.
Joseph's heart by then was pounding
like a jackhammer. And Smith? He was as
relaxed as a napping kitten.
"I talked to Gavin before he teed off and
I said, 'Gavin, how you doing?'" Joseph
recalled. "He said, 'I'm as cool as a
cucumber. Coach.' I said, 'Well, I'm nervous
as hell.' I could hardly get any air."
Smith smacked his drive down the
middle of the fairway, pulled the borrowed
wedge from his bag, and hit an approach
shot to within twenty feet of the flag. Lee,
whose second shot stopped about twenty-
Smith is the first
PSAC golfer to
win an NCAA
title and only
the fifth from
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Track and field
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NCAA (200 backstroke)
Track and field
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USGF (floor ex. all-around)
Track and field
Track and field
Track and field
Track and field
NCAA (javelin) '
Track and field
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Track and field
NCAA (400 hurdles)
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NCAA (long jump)
five feet from the cup, on the opposite side
of the green, narrowly missed his birdie putt
before tapping in for a four.
Given an opening to win the tournament,
the unflappable Smith didn't flinch, rolling
his putt into the center of the cup. The
Crimson Hawks let out whoops and
mobbed Smith, who in contrast to his
teammates was as emotionless as Mr. Spock:
no Tiger-style fist pump, no cap flung into
the air, no exultant shouts.
But Smith's stoicism couldn't mask the
magnitude of the moment. Not only had he
clinched the Arnold Palmer Award, which
will be presented to him at halftime of lUP's
football game against Gannon on October
31, he had become lUP's first international
national champion in any sport and the
school's first golf champion since Rick Hrip
claimed NAIA honors in 1968. What's more,
Smith is the first PSAC golfer to win an
NCAA title and only the fifth from a
All of which led Joseph to identify with
the nerdy bachelor whose blind date turns
out to be a beauty queen. Talk about hitting
the jackpot: He took a hefty gamble three
years ago by welcoming Smith into his
program, sight unseen. Former Coastal
Carolina University All-America golfer
Lome Kelly, who recommends foreign ath-
letes to U.S. coaches, issued glowing reports
about a countryman who was as impressive
as he was impassive on the course, and Joseph
couldn't resist. He placed a trans-Atlantic
telephone call and invited Smith to lUP.
"1 never saw him play," Joseph said, shak-
ing his head at the sheer absurdity of it all.
"I was a little apprehensive because I had
never done that before. I wasn't even sure he
could play. But when I saw him take that
first swing, I knew I had something."
Did he ever. Three years later, Mr. Smith
went to Washington — without momentum,
without much confidence, without his
wedge — and provided a storybook ending
to rival anv of HolUfwood's. "^
There are many ways for lUP alumni to stay connected with the university-up close and personal or on: tine
• SIXTY YEARS LATER: Delta
Sigma Epsllon sorority sisters liad a
reunion in June at the Barn Door
Restaurant in Millersville. Pa. From
lett: Lucille Berl<ley Nast '49. Maxine
Beebe Hufnagei '49, Velma Brown
Forsythe '50, Ruth Van Ormer Shaul
'49. Lorrayne Cuthbert Fogg '49, and
Anne Faull<ner Lachenmayer '50. The
photo was supplied by Ruth's daugh-
ter-in-law. Cyndy Shock Shaul '78,
IVI'79. More information about it
appears in the Letters section.
A t'amiK' nicnihcr rcniiiKJcd the
uiiivcrsit)' that Isabel Cost
Vogcl '23 was due tt) turn 107
on August 30. She hves in St.
Andrews Village near Indiana,
still reads novels, and "is
known for her acerbic wit."
in mid-October, Mildred
Philippi Williams '32
celebrated her hundredth
birthday at an open hou.se in
Brockway, where she has lived
for seven decades. A teacher
before her marriage to the late
Cieorge Williams, she ha.s a
daughter, three grandchildren,
three great-grandchildren, and
several nephews and nieces,
including this magazine's
lolinstown resident Ken Gates
'58,M'68 has, according to a
lul\' article in the inbitnc-
Dcinocrat, "de\ eloped a
prediction matrix he says wi
simplify economics and make
it easier to understand. Within
a circle, he shows units of
economic activity and how they
relate to each other. It will help
students, businesses, and
government and can be used in
financial planning." A St. Francis
University professor who
reviewed the matrix called it "a
imique opportunity to illustrate
and also analyze interactions
among the various economic
actors in an economy." He also
told the newspaper: "I believe
the applicability of the model
would increase substantially
if it were converted into a
Alumnae from ISTC's Class of 1953
met in June at Ebensburg's Cottage Inn
for lunch and reminiscing. This was the
fifteenth get-together since 1990.
A photo appears in Alumni Extra at
www.iup.edu/magazine. Those in the
on-line picture are Joan Everly Boyd,
Jean Peron Celmer, Shirley Ort Henry,
Gilda Castello Hertel, Marianne ^^
^mchak Hornyak, Audrey DeMarl.
McGreevy Shirley Gushing Rapport,
Betty Hosack Rhule. Pat Foust
Rodgers. and Joanne Norris Sherman.
Designation of Codes
AA Associate of Arts Degree CA Academy ot Culinary Arts D Doctoral Degree M Master's Degree
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Joan Stupic Winings '62 has
four years of ISC yearbooks
(1959 to 1962) to give away.
Send e-mail if interested to
is a special education teacher
retired from the Altoona
Six alumnae from the mid-
sixties have gotten together
monthly for the past twelve
years. This past |uly, they met
at lUP to see the changes on
the lUP campus and then had
dinner in Bruno's Wine Cellar.
A photo of the group appears
in Alumni Extra at
who regularly meet are Leila
Esper Bekic '67, Lorraine
Maiiki Biel '66, Jane Ludwig
Broudy '65, Mary Bowser
Mohr '66, Barbara Delafield
Mitchell '65, and Mary Sue
Trevor Hadley '68 was
honored in May with the
Leadership Award of the
Mental Health Association of
He is professor of psychology
in psychiatry and founder
and director of the Center for
Mental Health Policy and
Services Research of the
University of Pennsylvania's
Department of Psychiatry.
Supported by grants and
contracts, the center has
fourteen faculty members and
fifty staff members and works
with a number of public
mental health system partners
at the state, city, and agency
levels. Associated with Penn
since 1996, Trevor has also
served in a variety of academic
and government roles and was
part of Philadelphia Mayor
Michael Nutter's transition
team in 2008.
Five model trains run on
a three-tiered layout in the
Moxham, Pa., basement of Win
Garland '69, M'72. Retired two
The Class of 1960
will celebrate its fiftieth
anniversary during Alumni
Reunion Weekend, June
11-12, 2010. Each year,
the Alumni Association hosts
this weekend of events,
during which fiftieth-anniversary class members are
recognized as "pioneers." More Information and event
registration will be available at lUP Alumni Connections,
accessible through www.iup.edu/alumni. Class of 1960
members can also contact the Office of Alumni Relations
years ago after a career as a
high school band and orchestra
director and teacher, he was
the subject of a feature in the
Johnstown Tribune- Democrat
in July. Win was a music
educator in the Curwensville,
Central Cambria, Blacklick
Valley, and Richland school
districts over a thirty-three-
Lt. CoL (Ret.) Jim Richards
'69, Sigma Phi Epsilon brother
and Purple Heart recipient
from Vietnam, has accepted a
position as assistant national
service director for the Military
Order of the Purple Heart
Association at the association's
headquarters in Virginia.
George Staudenmaier '69
retired in June as
superintendent of Burrell
School District, Lower Burrell,
Pa. The subject of a July feature
in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
George spent thirty-seven years
in teaching and administration
in the Penn Hills and Burrell
(www.iup.edu/magazine) has a
photo from a recent canoe trip
with four seventies alumni. One
of them, Jbn Colaianne '70,
worked as an undergraduate
for Ed Coleman's rafting
expedition service at Ohiopyle.
(Ed was an lUP Chemistry
faculty member.) lim, John
Winger '70, and Dane Konop
'75 grew up not far from one
another. For their luly day-trip
on the Kiskiminetas River, they
brought along Rich DiStanislao
'71, M'72. lim is a biochemist
for Sunoco in Wexford, Dane is
retired and living in Shepherd-
stown, W.Va., and |ohn has
been in construction in Las
Vegas for the last decade but is
moving back to Pennsylvania.
Rich worked in Harrisburg for a
few years but has returned to
lUP's main campus in an
Don Giesmann '71 has
been elected moderator of the
of the United Church of Christ.
He lives in Huntingburg, Ind.,
and is pastor of Salem Church.
Sister Dorothy Kundracik
M'72 celebrated fifty years with
the Ursuline Sisters in luly.
She entered the Ursulines from
Youngstown, Ohio's St. Patrick
Church after graduating from
the city's Ursuline High. The
recipient of a bachelor's degree
from Youngstown State, she
taught in Ohio and Montana,
assumed roles in parish min-
istry and healthcare, and cur-
rently works at a senior center
Boyertown ( Pa. ) School
District Superintendent Harry
Morgan '73 plans to retire in
lanuary. According to the
Reading Eagle, after three years
in the district, Harry has seen
Boyertown students achieve
"the highest overall math and
reading scores on the
Pennsylvania System of School
Assessment Test of any district
in Berks County."
David Truby, an emeritus
member of the lUP Journalism
faculty, reports that Sharon
Santus '73 is a doctoral student
in Penn State's College of
Communications and John
Beale '79 is a senior lecturer in
the same college. Sharon is also
a tenure-track faculty member
in the Department of Mass
Who not only wears crimson
and gray but drives it, pedals it,
and plays golf with it? That
would be Steve Wiedmaier '73,
organizer and first president of
the Northwestern Pennsylvania
alumni chapter. According to an
Alumni Extra, Steve's golf clubs
sport lUP head covers, the cars
he and his wife, Cindy, drive
have always had lUP colors,
and Steve's custom-made
bicycle is decked out in authen-
tic Pantone hues. "I called the
lUP College of Fine Arts to get
the exact color numbers, and
the frame builder did the
painting," Steve said. "It's a
masterpiece." Read all about
this lUP enthusiast at
For more than thirty years,
Tom Anthony '74 has created
sculptures and signs in neon at
his firm. Greater Pittsburgh
Neon, in Lawrenceville. A
feature about Tom and his work
appeared in the Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review in )une.
Several 1974 alumnae got
together to celebrate their
thirty-tlfth anniversary and to
attend the events of Reunion
Weekend in June. They toured
the new suites, "the lovely
Breezedale" (which they had
known as Elkin House), and
strolled Sutton's fourth floor,
where all had lived their fresh-
man year. I'hey enjoyed the
dinner-dance in the Blue
Room, walking through the
Oak Grove, and retelling lots of
college stories. Photos from the
weekend are in Alumni Extra at
www. iup. cdul magazine and
include Bobbie Miller Hart,
RoseAnn Ruoti Hill, Kyra
Troyan Niklewicz, and Klaine
With hopes of putting
together a reunion, Anthony
Rocco '74 would like to hear
from all alumni who attended
the IUP at Punxsutawney
regional campus in 1971-72.
His e-mail address is
arg(Uig(i'iuU mail. com.
Bo Yettcr Breneman '75 said
she's really enjoying her new
role as IT director at DVFG
Companies in Conshohocken.
Three years ago, she attended
an Alpha Phi reunion at IUP.
"Wow!" she said, "Have things
changed since 1975."
Pittsburgher Linda Buchek
Hippert '75 has been named
executive director of the Allegheny
Intermediate Unit after thirteen
years as superintendent in the
South Fayette School District.
Linda, who has a doctorate, was
also a high .school principal for
Charles Tate '75 was honored
in lune with a Choice Award
presented by Washington's
S?7irtr/(r£0 magazine with the
designation SmartCPA. In
addition to his work as managing
partner at Tate & Tryon, a
nationally recognized public
accounting and consulting firm
in Washington that specializes
in nonprofits, he helped
develop and launch a pilot
learning program for summer
interns in cooperation with N
Two seventies alumni were
guests in luly at a high school
graduation part\- hosted by
Deena Kelly '04, M'06 for her
daughter, Kate, now a freshman
at IUP. A photo in Alumni
Extra at www.iup.eihi/magazine
shows two eras of Blairsville
High School Homecoming
royalty. Bobcats in the picture
include Lujean Boring
Dettorre '76, M'80, former
Homecoming queen; her
husband, Ab Dettorre '76,
M'85, head football coach;
Lauren Melnick '05, former
I lomecoming queen; and Chad
Jurica '07, M'09, former
publication is scheduled for the
latest novel by Randall Silvis
M'76. Hangtime: A Confessioti
is, according to its publisher,
( www. kitsunebooks. com j,"a
bittersweet tale of lost hopes
and nearly grasped second
chances." The author has
published ten books of fiction
and one of narrative nonfiction,
has won a number of literary
prizes, is the father of two sons,
and still lives in Western
Colleen Conrad Stump '76,
M'82 has been named associate
vice president for University
Advancement at Frostburg
(Md.) State University.
This means she has divisional
responsibility for Clommunica-
Sande Zirlin M'70 has published a delightful second
book, Grandma and The Katsel. which combines a
■/iddish vocabulary lesson with the story of a cat who,
through "a burst of feline chutzpah" finds a good home.
Illustrated by Linda Tracz and published by Pittsburgh's
Rosedog Books, it is "dedicated to stray animals
everywhere, with hopes that one day they will find
someone to care for them." A retired art teacher, Sande
lives in Amsterdam, N.Y., and is currently president of
Amsterdam's Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue.
She is also, according to the book's jacket, "the proud
owner of two Katselech of her own,"
tions and Media Relations.
Twelve years ago, when she
retired from nursing adminis-
tration, Louise Laird Christo-
for '78 started a jam and jelly
company in Reynoldsville, Pa.
Carriage House Creations
recently received the Small
Business of the Year Award
from the Greater DuBois Area
Chamber of Commerce as well
as recognition, including visits,
from local legislators. Louise
plays an active leadership role
in many area organizations and
is a frequent guest lecturer in
the Food for Profit Workshop
sponsored by Penn State.
Last year, Edward Jackson '78
was promoted to professor of
family medicine in Michigan
State's College of Human
Medicine. He teaches on the
national level for the Ainerican
Academy of Family Physicians
as well as for his college's
Family Medicine Board review
course. This past spring, he
made his third international
health trip to Guatemala, where
he and four residents in
emergency medicine, family
medicine, and obstetrics took
part in caring for eight hundred
patients in four days.
Doug List '78 is attending
C^al State Los Angeles with the
goal of obtaining teaching
credentials in secondary
education. He spent the past
thirty years as a newspaper
iournalist, the last eighteen of
them with the Los Angeles
Times. Doug and his wife,
Jessica, live in (ilendalc.
Richard Peltz '78 has
joined ,\\ant IMC as a senior
management consultant in the
Harrisburg headquarters, where
he oversees projects related to
public transit, passenger and
freight rail, transportation, and
Southern Californian Jerry
Roberts '78 has been
acquisitions editor for Arcadia
Publishing for six years and has
commissioned more than two
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hundred books in California
and Colorado. He himself has
three new books in circulation
or soon to be released: The
Encyclopedia of Television Film
Directors (Scarecrow Press),
The Complete History of
American Film Criticism (Santa
Monica Press), and The South
Bay (Arcadia), part of the
Postcard History Series,
written with lames Osborne
and Marilyn Ron. Jerry recalls
getting his start as a film
reviewer for the Penn, when, he
said, "Susie Schild  and
BarbVancheri |'77] hired me."
University of North Carolina
at Pembroke faculty member
Peg Sorrell Trueman '78, the
holder of a doctoral degree, has
been chosen as one of North
Carolina's Great Nurses of
2009. Presented by a grassroots
peer recognition organization,
the award honors nurses who
make a difference in their
community and professional
setting through a commitment
to nursing excellence.
Patti Ricci Marino '79
received a special gift for her
birthday in July: that same day,
her niece, Danielle Bishop
Padgett '02, gave birth to
Gabriella Sophia Padgett.
More information is in the
Arrivals section of this issue.
Partridge '79 has started
another woman in order to teach
lifestyle and healthy living skills
through on-line chats.
Alumnae Kathy Sorrick
Dinsmore '80, Mary Jo Clarke
HoUeran '80, M'81, Michelle
Troya Kalish '80, M'82, and
Karen Strangis Wojcik '80
reunited for a campus visit in
July. The quartet met in 1976 as
freshmen assigned to Whitmyre
Hall. On their recent visit, they
toured the building, now home
to the Robert E. Cook Honors
College, and, Michelle said,
"excitedly located their former
Chuck Leyh '80, board chairman and president of
Enterprise Bank in Allison Park, was selected as the 2009
Outstanding Business Professional by the Eberly College
of Business and Information Technology. He was
recognized at the nineteenth annual lUP Business Golf
Classic at Verona's Longue Vue Club in July. On the same
occasion, David Bluemling "85, CEO of Malin Berquist,
a public accounting firm with 125 employees in three
Pennsylvania cities, was recognized as Eberly's 2009
Outstanding Entrepreneur. Chuck is one of the founders
of Enterprise Bank, a commercial niche bank that assists
small to midsized businesses and specializes in helping
start-ups and distressed companies. In addition to serving
as board chairman and president, he serves on the bank's
Senior Loan and Finance committees. Chuck is also a
certified public accountant and partner in the public
accounting firm of Kinol, Sharie, Leyh & Associates. In
2004, David was honored as a Pittsburgh Business Times
"Fast Tracker" — one of fifty Pittsburgh area professionals
under forty-five who had made significant contributions in
business and the community
He was the only CPA firm
managing partner selected for
the honor that year. He is
married to Sheila Mowry
rooms on the second floor."
After nearly thirty years in
retail loss prevention, Terri
Carson Medice '81 has taken a
new job as assistant general
Macy's. Her husband, Ed
Medice '91, is recovering at
home in Leechburg, Pa., after
spending nine months in the
hospital last year for removal
of a brain tumor.
Alert reader John West '81
let lUP know that Vic SavelH
'81 was on the cover of the
August 1 7 issue of Radio Ink
magazine. Vic is executive vice
president of GAP Broadcasting
and also the EVP for GAP's
Archstream. He told Radio Ink
that "Local is the current focus
of all the major digital portals
right now." His company
operates 116 radio stations in
In 1982, George Held placed
a Valentine's [lay message in
the Penn to Cathy Mignogna
'82. Nearly thirty years later,
George and Cathy have
rekindled their romance, and
George sought lUP's help in
finding the newspaper message.
George attended ILIP from
1980 to 1982 and then served
twenty years in the U.S. Air
Force, eventually graduating
from the Community College
of the Air Force and the
University of Maryland. Now,
he is an investigative technician
with the FBI in Macon, Ga.
Cathy lives in Philadelphia with
her daughter and was recently
recognized by her employer,
Wachovia Bank, for her project
management skills during the
bank's merger with Wells Fargo.
.-Kfter publishing three
nonfiction books on her
scholarly studies, Margot
Osborn Kinberg '83 has
published her tlrst novel, a
murder mystery called Publish
or Perish (Strategic Book
Publishing). According to
Margo, who has earned a
doctorate, the action follows
the death of a graduate student
in a Pennsylvania university
and the investigation by
students and faculty.
In July, Tony KroU '83 was
the first ever to receive the
recognition from the National
Association, a division of the
Association. Presented in St.
Louis at the association's global
conference, the award took
note of Tony's efforts to
develop work-ready skills
among students, assist them
with pursuing higher education
and obtaining scholarships, and
help them find jobs.
executive Bob Marchesani '83
has been elected to a second
term as chair of the
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The association's membership
international and national
men's Greek-letter social
fraternities with more than
5,300 chapters on more than
eight hundred campuses in
Canada and the U.S.
Dennis Marsili '84, M'03
was selected as Pittsburgh law
enforcement examiner by the
on-line E.xaiiiiiier.coiii. He
contributes weekly articles on a
variety of law enforcement
topics and also works full time
as a detectix'e sergeant wLth
New Kensington's Police
Department. His proofreader is
his wife, elementary teacher
Cynthia Carricato Marsili '85,
who contends that her part of
the process is the most labor
intensive. Dennis is looking for
a photo of the 1983 lUP Rugby
team; he'd like to hear at
from team members, as well
as from law enforcement
personnel who have ideas for
future on-line articles.
last November, Patricia
Bernens Kostik '85 received
her national board certification
for teaching through the
National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards. She teaches
third grade at South Allegheny
Elementary School in Port Vue,
Pa., and is also co-owner of
Swissvale Arcade Lanes.
Ciarnet X'alley, Pa., resident
Tim Pulte '85 was hired in
August as chief operating
officer of the Delaware River
Port Authority. He will oversee
operations of the authority's
four bridges, the River-Link (a
seasonal ferry system between
Camden and Penn's Landing),
and the South Philadelphia
As city carillonneur for
Frederick, Md., John Widmann
'85 plays the forty-nine-beil
loseph Dill Baker Carillon. He
also teaches music in grades
K-5 at Tuscarora Elementary
School and is music director
and organist at Frederick
Presbyterian Church. In 2008,
he was a guest carillon and
organ artist in both the
Netherlands and the
Netherlands Antilles. This past
summer, he played in Montreal
and at Washington Chapel in
Valley Forge, Pa.
Bryan Putt '86 was the
subject of a story in Pittsburgh
Business Times in June. Since
1998, he has been president and
CEO of AIReS, a family-based
business in Robinson
Township. The 220-employee
company has expanded to
become a global relocation
services firm that offers home
sale and home purchase
services, language training,
and visa and immigration
work, as well as destination
and settling services.
U.S. Farm Credit
information specialist Linda
Toki '87 can be seen on lUP
(www.iup.edu/magazine ) with
her most recent Communicator
Awards of L^istinction for Print
Design. They are for design of
two 2007 annual reports — one
for the FCA and the other for
the Farm Credit System
In August, Robert Beer M'88
was appointed senior vice
president of First National Bank
and joined the FNB Business
Credit Department based at the
bank's One North Shore ("enter
Tatia Mitchell O'Connor '89
recently accepted a position at
UPMC in Pittsburgh as senior
manager. Corporate and
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When the G-20 summit rolled
into Pittsburgh's David L.
Lawrence Convention Center
in September, Dominique
Carnovale Metcalfe CA'93
was there to feed the
participants. The executive
chef at the center, she has
been employed for six years
by Levy Restaurants, based
in Chicago. Dominique, a
graduate of lUP's Academy of
Culinary Arts, has worked in
more countries than some of
the G-20 summit participants.
Starting at Glacier National
Park in Montana, where she
did an externship in the early
nineties, she moved up to the
Bake Shop in the Grand
Hotel on Michigan's Mackinac
Island and then went on to
The Breakers in Palm Beach,
Fla. Next stop: the Train
Station in Zurich, Switzerland,
where Dominique eventually
became chef de partie
entremetier at Au Premier,
the Train Station's leading
restaurant. After a brief stop
back at The Breakers, she
accepted a position with the
Hyatt Regency Dubai in one
of the seven United Arab
Emirates, followed by a stint
in Australia as chef de partie
at the Sydney Convention
and Exhibition Centre.
Her next stop was Pittsburgh,
where, in her half-dozen
years at the convention
center, Dominique has twice
overseen catered dinners for
five thousand. "I really enjoy
all the behind-the-scenes
preplanning that goes into
each event," she said.
"Going into the kitchen to
actually 'cook,' nowadays,
is my getaway It's very
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HAVE JOINED FORCES TO FORM THE
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enhancements, and special projects by establishing strong
relationships with alumni, parents, friends, and corporations.
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favorite team by visiting www.iupathletlcs.com/chaa
Kimberly Scherer Spering '91 ,
a family nurse practitioner,
recently joined Brndjar Medical
Associates, an internal medicine
practice in Emmaus, Pa., where
she works with teens and adults
of all ages. She also serves as an
Advisory Board memher of
("linician 1 (wH'w.cliiiiaaiil.aimh
a Web-based message board
forum for nurse practitioners and
physician assistants that provides
opportunities in continuing
education, research, and peer
The recipient of an MFA
degree from California's
Chapman University, Shawn
Fornari '93 is pursuing a
doctorate through the University
of Phoenix. He has lived in New
York c;ity, where he worked for
WNET, and in Florida, where he
worked at Disney and Universal.
Now a resident, with his wife,
Anna, of North Hollywood, he is
a part-time instructor in the Los
Angeles school district and a
part-time realtor. "My passion is
film," he writes, "and lUF
provided a strong foundation ot
education for me. Because of
many excellent faculty members,
I will someday be a professor."
He can be reached at
After nearly ^vo years as man-
aging editor of the Wall Sinri
Journal Online, Almar I^tour '94
has been appointed by the
Journal as editor-in-chief, Asia.
In his new role, he will oversee
the newspaper's print version in
Asia — a version that recently
expanded to India — and work on
building its digital presence there.
In May, he told an interviewer
ft-om Beet.TV that "The
metabolism of news production
at the Wall Street Journal has
gone way up." (A video snippet
is available on the Web. ) A native
of the Netherlands, Almar was a
Fulbright Center undergraduate
campus scholar and earned a
master's degree at American
Uni\'ersit\'. He has been a staff
reporter for the Journal in
New York and in Europe,
including London, Stockholm,
lUP Chemistry facult>'
member Nathan McElroy '94
received one of the uni\ersitv''s
Academic Excellence and
Innovation Awards for
2009-2010. His successful
proposiil was entitled
"Determining the Effects of Acid
Mine Drainage and Marcellus
Shale Wells on Nonpolar Organic
Contaminant Uptake in
Niles, Ohio, resident Ronjon
Barua '95, M'96 is a \iilunteer
with Cospel for Asia, a mi.ssion
organization based in Texas.
Science and social studies
teacher Ryan Pellegrino '96 was
New Teacher of the Year at
Dobbins Middle School in
Paulding County, Ca.
Dolores Zanchi Gillespie '98
has moved to Spangdahlem Air
Base in Cierman\- with her family,
which includes two sons, Evan
and Anthony, and a daughter,
Nicole. Her husband, Charles, is
an Air Force technical .sergeant.
Each year, the organization
Norristown (Pa.) Cximmunities
That Care for Youth honors
individuals for ongoing
dedication to helping area
youth stay safe and drug free.
Karen Fisherowski Konnick '00,
director of Marketing and
Communications for Family
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Services, was one of three
recent honorees. A photo of all
three is in Alumni Extra at
Jaquetta Fisher '00 was
married in luly to Rasheed
Thornton, brother of Vernitra
Walton '02. The wedding party
included Damon Morris '99,
'02 and Kareem Jordan '99,
When Veronica Estes '01
married N4atthew Endrik in
June, Victoria Estes Doran '94
and Lauren Turcovsky Butler
were bridesmaids. Among the
family members in attendance
were Stuart Estes '68, Vivian
Davis Estes '68, M'74, and
The e-mail address of Trevor
Maloney '01 was incorrect in
the Summer issue ot
lUP Magazine. It is
Andrea Baker '02 was
awarded certification in reading
and literacy by the National
Board for Professional Teaching
Standards in April. She also
earned an M.Ed, in reading
education from Edinboro
University in May. She lives in
Lake Wales, Fla., and is dean
of a new middle school, Edward
W. Bok Academy, she helped
Kristy Esch Broering '02 and
her husband, Matthew, live in
Indianapolis, where Kristy is
managing editor for Angie's
Wlien Kellee Finnegan Gast-
geb '02 was married in May, her
wedding party included
Heather DiGiacomo Koss '00,
Mel Myers '02, and Jennifer
Bartfalvi Aviles '02. Crystal
Barlow Reiner '01 was a
In addition to their baby
daughter, Abby, Lisa Nissley
Golding '02 and Tim Golding
'02 have a two-year-old, Nora
Gayle. The family lives in
Mechanicsburg; Lisa teaches
family and consumer sciences
at Cumberland Valley High
School, and Tim is a research
analyst in the Pennsylvania
Department of Revenue.
Attorney James Logue '02 ot
the Benn law tlrm was recently
appointed by the York County
(Pa.) Board of Commissioners
to a three-year term as a mem-
ber of the county's Area Agency
on Aging Advisory Council.
Harrisville Borough Police
Department recently promoted
Daniel Anschutz '03 to the
rank of sergeant. He earned a
certificate in Criminal lustice
In July, Deena Kelly '04,
M'06 hosted a high school
graduation party for her
daughter, now a freshman at
IL'P. A photo in Alumni Extra
at www.iiip.edu/magazine shows
two generations of BlairsvUle
High School Homecoming
royalty. Bobcats in the picture
include Lujean Boring
Dettorre '76, M'80, former
Homecoming queen; her
husband, Ab Dettorre '76,
M'85, head football coach;
Lauren Melnick '05, former
Homecoming queen; and Chad
Jurica '07, M'09, former
Pamela Servello '04 is
engaged to William Briggs and
plans to be married next July.
Samuel Richards '04 taught
for five years at Pittsville
Middle School, Wicomico
County, on Maryland's Eastern
Shore. He recently moved to
Monday, November 2, 2009
Reception 6:30 p.m. • Concert 7:30 p.m.
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VENT Information: www.iup.edu/finearts or 724-357-2547
lirasilia, HiM/il, lo U-ach hi'-tory
and Hnglish at the AiiK-rican
Robert E. (look Honors
College alumnus Eric Black '05
has been singing roles in the
Washington, I).C., area,
including one in the Washington
National Opera's recent
production of Tumndoi. The
director was none other than
I'lacido Domingo, (^f an earlier
role the barit*)ne sang with the
I5el Cantanti Opera at the
Oiney Theater (!enter for the
Arts, Washington Post reviewer
Mark Estren wrote, "Eric
Christopher Black was a fine,
full-voiced Dr. Malatesta with a
good sense of physical comedy."
Eric earned a master's degree
from Maryland Opera Studio at
the University of Maryland.
When Stacy Pound '05, M'08
married /.achary Caria in
September 2(K),S. Kristi Watson
Bennett '05, M'09 was matron
of honor, and Annie Putila '04
was maid ot honor.
Pittsburgh Post -Hazel tc
Henninger '06 has a great
photo blog on the newspaper's
website. Go to coinniunity.post-
gazette.coni/blogs and select
Eyes on Fire or go to the link in
Alumni Extra at
At the luly wedding of
Sherry Grcch '07 and Saqib
Chowdhry M'07, the wedding
party inchuled Christina Fleck
'07, Stephanie Fleck '07,
Colleen Stauffer '07, Becky
("harrie, |en Bain Chowdhry
'01, Rob Schcllinger '05, M'07,
anil Bobby Finley '03.
When Liz Hikes '07 married
Steve Brown '07 in August,
man\' 11 M' line Arts alumnae
Renee Schmidt '92 to Paul I'ortfilio, April 17, 2009. Shawn
Fornari '93 to Anna Gasparian, lune 25, 2006.
Jaquetta Fisher '00 to Rasheed Thornton, July 3, 2009.
Veronica Estes '01 to Matthew Endrik, June 6, 2009. Kristy
Esch '02 to Matthew Broering, May 19, 2009. Kellee Finnegan
'02 to Michael Gastgeb, May 2, 2009. Daniel Anschutz '03 to
April Shreve, August 8, 2008. Thomas Koharchik '03 to
Heather Lewis, August 9, 2008. Rebecca Marsh '03 to Keith
Thiec, May 16, 2009. Melanie Gundy '04 to Ocan Ogetibil,
March 2, 2009. Heather Trueblood "04 to lordan Wills, May
31, 2009. Mark Dixon '05 to Stefanie Kallas '05, luly 1 1, 2009.
Stacy Pound '05, M'08 to /.achary (iaria, September 6, 2008.
Brian Luksik M'06 to Laura Grouse M'07, August 1, 2009.
Stephen Brown '07 to Elizabeth Hikes '07, August 1 , 2009.
Saqib Chowdhry M'07 to Sherry Grech '07, July 3, 2009.
Nick DiPrizito '07 to Natasha Kaplan '07, October 10, 2009.
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To Michael Tarquinio '81
and Kimberly Tarquinio, a
daughter, Katherine Anne,
April 12, 2009. To David
Gartiey '89 and Amy Gartley,
a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth,
To Paula Vale Seidman '90
and Stuart Seidman, a
daughter, Shelby, February 4,
2009. To Daniel Francis '91
and Michele Geer Francis '92,
M'99, a daughter, Nina Grace,
January 19, 2009. To lamie
Robinson '93 and Teri
Eytcheson Robinson '95, a
daughter, Brinley Kristine,
May 29, 2009. To Raymond
Rakvic '95, M'96 and JiU
Charnego Rakvic '00, M'02, a
daughter, Claire Ann, March 8,
2009. To Shannon Lynch
Ebersole '96 and James
Ebersole, a son, Cameron
James, October 13,2008.
To Amy Kessler McKinley '97
and Michael McKinley, a son,
Landon lames, June 23, 2009.
To Elizabeth Kurzawa-
Hawrylczak '98 and Dale
Hawrylczak, a son, Nicholas
John, April 19, 2009. To
Jennifer Carter Hoffrnan '99
and Derek Hoffrnan, a daughter,
Alice Evelyn, luly 3, 2009. To
Randel Massafra '99 and
Netisha Andrew Massafra '00,
a daughter, Isabella Susann,
December 4, 2006, and a
daughter, Sophia Madisson,
September 26, 2008. To Jill
Thompson Stango '99, M'04
and Jared Stango, a daughter,
Stella Grace, July 6, 2009.
To Dustin Mott '00 and
Tiffany Desmond Mott '02, a
daughter, Madison Margaret,
June 24, 2009. To Kelly
Hiltabidle Kaskan '01, M'06
and John Kaskan '04, a son.
Tanner Patton, January 22,
2009. To Maura Caruso Wren
'01 and Francis Wren, twins,
Grace Patricia and Maggie
Elizabeth, January 5, 2009. To
Lisa Nissley Golding '02 and
Tim Golding '02, a daughter,
Abigail Genie, April 6, 2009.
To Danielle Bishop Padgett
'02 and Matthew Padgett, a
daughter, Gabriella Sophia,
July 25, 2009. To Jill Jeffcoat
Smith '02, M'06 and Jared
Smith, a daughter, Marin
Rose, February 25, 2009. To
Jessica Stile Steiner '02 and
Ryan Steiner, a son, Easton,
May 13, 2009. To Mark
Wardzinski '02 and Elizabeth
Yanyo Wardzinski '03, a
daughter. Diem Elisabeth,
January 28, 2009. To Daniel
Anschutz '03 and April
Anschutz, a daughter, Madilyn
Lee, luly 8, 2009. To Thomas
Koharchik '03 and Heather
Koharchik, a daughter, Abigail
Marie, lune 14, 2009.
were on hand. Kaitlin Daneker
Huggins '07 was matron of
honor, and EmUy GoU Canner
'08 was a bridesmaid. Jordan
Canner '07 was best man;
groomsmen included Justin
Beish '08 and Jeremy "Bean"
DeLuca. Residents of Beverly,
Ohio, Liz and Steve both teach
general music and choir at the
Kristopher Anderson '08
works in the Corporate Trust
Department at Bank of New
York in Pittsburgh, lives on
Mount Washington, and studies
finance at Duquesne University.
In the summer, he joined the
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society's Team in Training and
planned to run in the October
1 1 Chicago Marathon "in
'WHERE RAP M\IORKEO'
Continued from page 9
digitized maps will be used not only by mining engineers planning
new mines, but also by mine subsidence insurance companies,
people planning to build new homes or drill wells, and those wanting
information on property boundaries.
And DEP's Williams believes the old maps will be popular, for a
more personal reason, with another group of people — those whose
fathers and grandfathers toiled far underground in the mines.
"They can say, T have this map. This is where Pap worked at, right
here,'" he said.
Postscript: On August 17, Bob Wilson, formerly Venango County's
geographic information systems analyst, became the new director of
IMAPS. Wilson earned an undergraduate degree at lUP in 1989 and a
master's degree in 1993. He was employed in lUP's Geography Depart-
ment for eleven years and is a former director of the university's Spatial
Sciences Research Center.
John Benhart, Lon Ferguson, and Phillip Zorich continue to serve as
an advisory committee to IMAPS. ^
Raiiily Wells '84 is a reporter at the Indiana Gazette.
R&P Coal headquarters on Indiana's Church Street when it was new in the twenties
honor of Ben, a seven-year-old
boy with Down Syndrome in
treatment for leul<emia at
Children Hospital of
Pittsburgh." By early August,
he was a third of the way to his
fund-raising goal of $3,750.
More about Kris appears in
Alumni E.xtra at
In June, Staff Sgt. Charles
Hubbard M'08 assisted in
rescuing five injured soldiers
in Baghdad. His patrol was
traveling along an Iraqi road
when oncoming traffic caused
one of the unit's Humvees to
roll upside down into a canal.
All five occupants were rescued
safely. Charles is a ten-year
National Guard veteran whose
unit, incidentally, collects
school supplies and donations
for Iraqi children in
cooperation with an lUF staff
member. Information about
that effort and a link to a fuller
description of the June incident
appear in Alumni Extra at
Ashley Hague '09 is a student
at Texas A&M L'liivcrsity.
Marissa Umbel '09, an
alumna of the Robert E. C'ook
Honors C,ollege, was coauthor
of a recently published paper by
a University of Oregon
biophysicist and other
colleagues. During the summer
of 2008, she worked in the UO
lab of Raghuveer Parthasarathy
through the university's
National Science Foundation-
tundcd Research Experiences
for Undergraduates. She is
currently studying medical
physics at Ohio State.
1932: Genevieve Coleman
1954: Patricia Raysor Fonner,
1991: Robyn Kriser Mennetti.
1993: Marsha Alico(M).
1933: Clarissa Hon,se Hyde,
Henderson, Robert Hock.
1994: Heather Empfield,
1957: Martha Herr Frick.
McKelvey, Mary Louise
1958: James Hullihen,
2003: Erin Potthast Burkett, 1
1934: Ruth Miller Kunkle.
Christopher Miller. 1
1937: Eleanor McClelland.
1960: Margaret Gendrolies,
1938: Irwin Siegler.
2009: Kristen Stormer. ■
1939: Lillian Griffith Rowles.
1961: Sandra Thomas Miller,
'current or former I'aculty
1940: Fredericka Barnett
Jane Washburn (M)*.
member, staff member, or
1963: Naomi Stewart Graham,
1941: Dorothy Cook Freed.
1942: Marie Eyer Chronister.
1944: Josephine Acciai,
1964: Martha Dunlap Baker.
1967: Lois Magee Rockwell.
1968: John McDowell.
Corey Denlinger, a sophomore
Coleman, Phyllis Butler
1969: Raymond Bremer,
Communications Media major
June Schmucker Griffith.
from Conestoga, died July 10,
1945: Dorothy Beck Douglas.
1946: June Kunkle Griffith,
1970: Karen Bundle, Carmel
Ann Halama, Marilyn
Lupo LeClair (M).
Matthew Laird, a junior
1972: Ann Rosko Dibert, Carol
Communications Media major
1947: Hugh Dinco, Natalie
from Pittsburgh, died July 4,
Keller Maier, Mary
Marilyn Reddy, Christine
Race Walters, Vivian
1948: lames Scanga.
Twila Lantzy, who worked in
1949: Nelson Maurer,
1973: Joseph Hammer.
Housekeeping at lUP for
1975: Michael Mohan.
eighteen years, died August 7,
1976: George McTighe, Heather
1950: Howard Kennedy,
1977: Colleen Bringman,
Bonita Shearer, a faculty mem-
lane Brinkworth Sperber.
ber in the Nursing and Allied
Health Department, died lune
1979: Lisa Hodas Klockow.
1980: Mary Frances McCrea
1951: Gwendolyn Beard
Amelia Vaught, a freshman
1983: Douglas Wright.
Finance major from Finleyville,
1953: Patricia Sobeck Clark,
1985: Leslie Heath Doyle.
Pa., died May 3 1.2009.
Freda Custer, Margaret
1987: Debra Jacox, Marie
O'Brien (D), Theresa
Shavaughn Wallace, a fresh-
man Management major from
1989: Amy Knapp, Mark Miller.
Pittsburgh, died May 22, 2009.
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